I hate to tell you this, but you’re average…
To put that more accurately into context for this post…
you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Or so motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said.
“When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced — whether we like it or not — by those closest to us. It affects our way of thinking, our self-esteem, and our decisions. Of course, everyone is their own person, but research has shown that we’re more affected by our environment than we think.
While it’s ideal to be closely surrounded by positive, supportive people who want you to succeed, it’s also necessary to have your critics.”
Having a doubter or critic in your circle helps sharpen your skills and develops tough skin for the though times we all face.
Your takeaway… choose your friends carefully. Make your being average something extraordinary!
source: Aimee Groth